Denis Napthine portrait


Denis Napthine, premier 2013-14
Title Premier Denis Napthine

Jude Rae

Date 2016
Medium Oil on canvas

Premier 6th March 2013 – 4 December 2014

Educated at The University of Melbourne BVSc, MVS) and Deakin University (MACVSc, MBA), Dr Napthine was the 47th Premier of Victoria. He was a Member of Parliament for 27 years firstly serving as the Member for Portland from October 1988 to November 2002 and from November 2002 as the Member for South West Coast. He retired from politics in September 2015.

Napthine held a variety of positions whilst in Opposition including; Shadow Minister for Regional Cities, Racing, Ports, Regional & Rural development and Leader of the Opposition. During his term as Premier he also served as Minister for Racing and Minister for Regional Cities.

The Artist and the Portrait

Jude Rae –

Jude Rae is an accomplished Australian portrait artist. Over the last thirty years Jude has exhibited her work in Australia, New Zealand, Germany and the USA. Since her first solo exhibition in 1987 Jude has gone on to have over 40 solo exhibitions as well as exhibiting in many group exhibitions.

She has been awarded residencies in France, Italy and New Zealand and in 2016 was the recipient of the prestigious Bulgari Prize awarded in partnership with the Art Gallery of NSW.
After graduating in Fine Arts (History) at Sydney University Jude taught at City Art Institute (University of NSW) and since at a variety of art schools including Auckland University, the Australian National University and most recently at the National Art School (Sydney).
Commissioned portraits include: Anna Burke MP, Former Speaker of the Australian House of Representatives; Dr Alan Finkel, Chancellor - Monash University; Sarah Peirse, this portrait was an Archibald Prize Finalist in 2014 and a portrait of Frank Fenner AC CMG MBE.
Jude is represented in significant collections, both public and private, in Australia, New Zealand, UK and USA.

© Jude Rae